SIALKOT

Carrying cutlery, hundreds of perturbed women along with their children took to the streets against the prolonged loadshedding of gas amidst light rain and severe cold.

It was the second anti-gas loadshedding demonstration in Sambrial during the last four days. They held demonstrations in Sambrial on main Sialkot-Sambrial-Wazirabad Road. They also kept the traffic blocked for two hours by burning tyres against the prolonged loadshedding of gas and shortage of gas. They were also carrying kitchen items and chanting slogans demanding early end to the gas loadshedding.

The protesting women revealed that there was 18 to 20 hours loadshedding of gas for the domestic consumers in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Uggoki, Chawinda, Badiana, Pasrur and surrounding areas.

The pressure of gas remains very low in the rest of time due to which they were unable to even prepare meals to eat.

The situation has been irking the domestic consumers especially the females for the last one and half months. They said that the situation had now become unbearable for them as no gas, no LPG and no firewood was available to run their kitchens in such severe cold and dense foggy weather.

There was no let-up in load shedding of gas, as the entire Sialkot district was badly hit by the daily hours-long loadshedding of gas. The perturbed consumers were of the view that they had stepped in the New Year 2015 but they could not get rid of the gas loadshedding…

MILK MAN RUN OVER by VAN: A milk man was run over by an overloaded and speedy van near village Aadha-Motra, Daska. Muhammad Iqbal was coming to Daska, when the van badly hit his motorcycle killing him on the spot. The Rescue 1122 officials pulled out the body from under the vehicle.

Meanwhile, ten labourers fell unconscious after drinking toxic milk in a religious seminary at Sialkot city’s congested Doburji locality. They were shifted to Govt Allama Iqbal Teaching Hospital Sialkot, where their condition was still stated to be critical.

According to the police, labourers  Amir Manzur, Younas Yousaf, Umer Ali, Abdul Majeed, Muhamamd Kabir, Muhamamd Jamshaid, Saqib Aslam, Javaid Yousaf, Muhamamd Nadeem, Islam Nawaz and Faizan Rafiq were sitting in the local religious seminary. When they drank the milk, stated to be toxic and sent them by some unknown people, they fell unconscious after vomiting. They were shifted to the hospital by Rescue 1122 officials. The doctors said that the labourers fell unconscious after drinking toxic milk.

RAIN CONTINUES: Heavy rain remained continued for the second consecutive day in Sialkot region. It remained cloudy with light rain. The cold winds continuously blew, which made the weather cold. The drizzle ended the dry spell of severe cold in Sialkot region. People have welcome the most awaited rain which would also be helpful in averting the seasonal diseases. The MET office Sialkot officials have forecast more drizzles in Sialkot region and in from the neighbouring icy Alps of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.